The beloved Mr. James Herbert Pickens was born to the late Margaret Doudley and Robert Pickens on March 28, 1932 in Lawrence, PA. James quietly passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Kane Regional Center while watching his favorite Wrestling show. He lived his life as a God-fearing man who greatly enjoyed being around his family. James enlisted in the United States Army at an early age to support his family. He served 3 years and was Honorably discharged. After leaving the Army, James found his way to Pittsburgh, PA where he met and married the love of his Life Anita O. Lackey. Together, they raised 7 children. James was such a jokester, his signature line was calling everyone “Jug-Head”. He enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling and old Western movies while eating peanuts, pringle potato chips and shipping a cold diet Pepsi. Preceding in death are his loving wife Anita O. Pickens, along with four children, Ramona L. Johnson, Junior L. Willis, Bonnie M. Willis and Cora M. Pickens. He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Brenda Pickens-Brazzell, Lavelle J. Pickens, Margaret Z. Reed (Ernest), Carl E. Pickens, Robin T. Horton (Lenell), Anita B. Sneed (Richard), and Novella R. Pickens (Hope), Grand, great grand and great great grand children, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Friends received Friday, January 20, 2023, 10am til time of service at 11am at Rose Funeral Home & Cremation Services.